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a picture of the president's wife, the first lady, michelle obama taking in the speeches here, she brought the house down with her own speech last night. once again tonight, bob schieffer is with me here in the anchor booth and our campaign 2012 team is down on the floor. bob, getting president clinton here to make this nomination speech tonight wasn't just a matter of asking him. what is the back story? >> no, you know, think about it, bill clinton's wife ran against barack obama four years ago and things have been a bit rocky between them since then. but about a year ago, the obama people began to make a concerted effort to get bill clinton on this stage tonight. it actually began with an invitation to play golf, then there were calls back and forth, he was asked his opinion on strategy and so forth, and so on, and now she here. they need him, because they think he can get through and talk to the pea people where they are weakest and that is white working class voters. >> bill clinton has become the rock star and tonight is going to be bill clinton night. >> in recent gallup polls presid
's speech. >> by the way, after last night, i want the man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> he summed up republican arguments against president obama this way. >> we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough. so far he put us back in. >> he said romney's plan to cut the deficit with a $5 trillion tax cut doesn't add up. >> it's arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down. >> his speech electrified the crowd. >> he was absolutely bill clinton. >> crews were supposed to be breaking down this stage and setting up at the outdoor bank of america stadium but the threat of severe weather forced organizers to hold president obama's acceptance speech here. >> oh, my god, you don't know how many disappointed people are. >> the change of venue means thousands won't be able to attend. >> that is a shame. a lot of people came a long way to see him speak. that's the weather. >> as the president prepares for his speech, there's no lack of advice here if he wants it. >> take the gloves off. don't ap
sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] >> one by one dissected the romney campaign's major arguments against president obama, including attacks about health care reform and medicare made by vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar, the same amount of medicare savings that he has in his own budget. [ applause ] >> you got to get one thing, it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> he went on addressing welfare form and the economy. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president reelection was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> he acknowledged the economy is still in recovery. but he asked -- >> are we better off than we were when he took office? >> president clinton did work in a plug or two for his own economic performance in the '90s. >> people ask me all the time how we got our budgets in a row, what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always give a one-word answe
the fall. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama have been helping to build enthusiasm and will introduce their husbands tonight. in that conference call with voters who could not be here because of the cancellation of the stadium event, says that obama promised them front row seat at future campaigning. in charlotte i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you, randall. >>> coming up a bit later in our broadcast, the one-on-one conversation with the maryland's delegate. we've got live questions for them live at the dnc in charlotte. >>> in the meantime mitt romney making a surprise appearance today, visiting a few veterans who work on the phones for him. romney is focused primarily for next month's debate. v.p. paul ryan is out there campaigning very hard. he told supporters in colorado to get ready for more plans for big government in president obama's speech tonight. >> their convention actually began with a tribute to big government. they said government is the only thing we all belong to. our objectives are very clear. >> romney will take the country to a new division and it is up
speech tonight and first lady michele obama will introduce the president. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> former congresswoman gabby giffords is expected to participate in tonight's program. she was wounded in that tucson shooting last year. >>> the republican party is reacting to last night's speech by former president bill clinton. virginia governor bob mcdonnell says it was a good speech and president obama inherited a debt problem, but he told mike hydeck that the problem is not handling the situation well. >> after the speech tonight by president obama which no doubt will be good, we'll wake up tomorrow morning and get the new jobs report that's going to show for 43 months in a row, mike, that unemployment is over 8%. >> the president will take the stage tonight to accept his party's nomination. by the way, you can follow the convention by going to our website wusa9.com. you can learn about the protests that are going on outside the convention hall. also, you can find out which virginia lawmaker says the president can easily win the commonwealth again this year. it's
of it, it will continue throughout the fall. >> the first lady michelle obama have been helping to build enthusiasm. and they will introduce their husbands tonight. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> what they are doing as a low key week preparing for the presidential debate. they went out to speak to voters today. this time it was a surprised visit to the veteran group working on their behalf in new hampshire. >>> and tomorrow the romney camp will be quoting the female vote in virginia and in leesburg with a woman here, i should say for romney rally at the twin oaks riding academy. after the event, you'll go one- on-one with 9news now. tune in for that interview tomorrow night at 7:00. >>> each year in this country, the hospital, patient, government agencies and the private insures spend $750 billion on wasteful and unnecessary health cause. roughly $0.30 of every medical dollar. so the group that advises the federal government, none other than the institute of medicine, they said that they must be held more accountable for what they will spend and patients must be more savvy. >>
. nancy. >> reporter: scott, obama campaign officials tell us that tuesday night michelle obama was about the president's character, and last night with president clinton was about his record and tonight will be about the future. they say president obama will make it very clear where he wants to take this country in a second term. and we just received excerpts from the speech a few minutes ago. here's what the president will say in part, "i won't pretend ghat the i'm path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth, and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades." he'll go on to say, scott-- and this is interesting-- that he expects the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that franklin roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. and, scott, he's going to ask the american people to rally around a set of goals for the country, goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit, and it
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